PM inaugurates National War Memorial

first_imgThe National War Memorial, an aesthetic delight, has been completed on a war footing pace. The dream of having a National level War memorial has come through after 60 years after it was proposed by the armed forces to honor the soldiers, who gave their lives in wars and operations since independence. The PM inaugurated it at a critical juncture and within hours the Indian Air Force carried out surgical strikes against terrorist camps in Pakistan. The huge footfall of the public on the first day itself bears testimony to the patriotic fervour fluttering high among the citizenry. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe Technical Head of the National Memorial Project, Lt Col Sushil Choudhary (Retd) has recent memories of war casualties of his own colleagues that goaded him in constructing this memorial. This prompt construction of the National War Memorial has been a rare feat. The state of art IBMS technology instills seamless management. Apps can help visitors to locate soldiers and virtual homage can be paid to them. The memorial is beautiful structure standing amidst rolling gardens in four quadrants with its 665 trees forming a bulwark of Rakshak Chakra. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe Amar Chakra stands collinear with the Amar Jawan Jyoti and the India Gate. All ceremonies happening at the Amar Jawan Jyoti will now be shifted here. The making of giant murals of bronze and sandstone from demurred sketches was achieved by adept sculptors. The huge sandstone mural of the Battle of Basanta in 136 pieces posed synchronization problems. Some of these battle sagas have inspired movie plots. Interestingly, the name of this monument in Hindi and English underwent several changes and even two days before the PM inauguration, the Hindi name upon the entrance gate got changed. In routine, the memorial of this magnitude usually takes at least two and half years to construct, but NCC Ltd without any doubt has done a wonder by creating this majestic monument in less than a year, which is a record in itself.last_img

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